Cher, the renowned music superstar and outspoken advocate for progressive causes, has once again made headlines with her political views. The 77-year-old pop icon has recently threatened to leave the United States if Donald Trump secures a second term in the White House in the 2024 election.
In an interview with The Guardian, Cher expressed her concerns about the possibility of Trump returning to the presidency, stating, “I almost got an ulcer the last time. If he gets in, who knows? This time I will leave [the country].” Her remarks reflect the deep divisions and polarizing nature of American politics, where celebrities often play a significant role in influencing public opinion.
Cher’s stance is not new, as she had previously campaigned vigorously for Joe Biden during the 2020 election, traveling across the country to rally support for the Democratic candidate. She passionately advocated for Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, describing Biden as “honest” and “smart” while characterizing Trump as a threat to democracy.
The current political landscape in the United States is indeed tumultuous, with Donald Trump emerging as a formidable candidate for the 2024 election. Despite facing a barrage of court cases and controversies, Trump remains a popular figure within the Republican Party. Recent reports indicate that his campaign has raised a staggering $24.5 million during the third quarter of 2023, outpacing his GOP primary opponents in both fundraising and popularity.
Cher’s vocal opposition to Trump is well-documented, with the singer previously describing him as “Nixon on steroids” and a danger to American democracy. Her stance aligns with her broader political activism, where she has consistently championed progressive causes and advocated for LGBTQ+ rights.
In the interview, Cher also addressed her concerns about anti-trans legislation proposed in the United States in recent years. She expressed alarm at the numerous bills aimed at restricting transgender rights, saying, “It’s something like 500 bills they’re trying to pass.” Cher’s personal connection to the issue is evident, as her son, Chaz Bono, transitioned from female to male in 2009. She has previously spoken about the challenges and emotions she experienced during her son’s transition.
Cher’s threat to leave the country if Trump wins the 2024 election highlights the passionate and polarized nature of American politics. Celebrities like Cher often use their platform to influence public opinion, and their statements can carry significant weight in the political discourse.
It’s worth noting that the race for the 2024 presidential election is expected to be closely contested, with Trump and Biden currently polling neck and neck in hypothetical matchups. The outcome of this election will undoubtedly have far-reaching consequences for the future of the United States, and Cher’s remarks underscore the intensity of the debate surrounding it.